Two guards that both transferred to top-tier Big 12 teams will face head-to-head twice this season. De’Vion Harmon of Texas Tech transfers from Oregon after having a solid season in Eugene. Kevin McCullar comes to Kansas after three stellar seasons at the aforementioned Texas Tech.
Both will make an immediate impact on their new respective teams, but which one makes the largest impact this season? Let’s discuss it!
As mentioned earlier, McCullar transfers in-conference from Texas Tech to Kansas after three seasons. He averaged double-digits in scoring the past two seasons for the Red Raiders and averaged four rebounds and three assists last season playing in the primary ball-handler role most of the season.
Harmon put up similar scoring numbers but only averaged two rebounds and two assists per game. He was the main point guard for Oregon last season.
Both guys were the primary ball handler for their teams last season. Harmon is expected to keep that role this season for the Red Raiders but McCullar will not have that many ball-handler duties for the Jayhawks this season. The good news for Jayhawk fans is that the team has plenty of ball handlers so McCullar doesn’t have to shoulder that load. He struggled last season against full-court pressure at Texas Tech.
Harmon will shine at Texas Tech as the initiator of their new up-tempo offense that will involve a ton of screens and moving without the ball. Neither Harmon nor McCullar put up any stellar shooting numbers but both teams have brought in or brought back very good shooters. The Red Raiders have guys like Kevin Obanor, Kerwin Walton, and Jaylon Tyson to put up long-range shots while the Jayhawks have great shooters in Gradey Dick and Jalen Wilson.
Who do you think will have the biggest impact on their team this season? Let us know below!